I have that 1990 CD. And yes, this transfer sounds way better already. Some
very slight digital noise reduction and you'll have a beautiful sounding

I've done wet transfers before (I once spent the day with Mr. Stoker at his
studio - an incredibly nice guy). The trick is not to use too much fluid,
otherwise it builds up underneath the stylus, producing audible artifacts (I
forget the technical term for it). It does work, however, there are certain
discs you can't transfer wet -- Edisons being one of them. 


On Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:00:09 -0400, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>

>The Youtube version from the RCA CD isn't all that bad. There's probably
more top end to be
>recovered. For an Elvis reissue of that era, it's not full of digital
over-processing artifacts.
>Regarding Lou's HIGHLY cynical suggestion, yes I think it's sort of a
publicity stunt by Jack White
>("the guy in the hat"), because he's going to reissue it on his own label.
The question is, will the
>end result sound better than what RCA already achieved 25 years ago? If so,
then yes it's worth the
>-- Tom Fine
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:33 PM
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Elvis' 1st Recording Digitally Transferred at the
Country Music Hall of Fame
>> My Happiness is all over Youtube. Here's one
>> It was issued in 1990 by RCA on Elvis: The Great Performances.
>> That's Where Your Heartaches Begin is on youtube at
>> He had also recorded it for RCA in Jan 1957 with the Jordanaires and I
>> am having trouble figuring out which RCA issue is of the lacquer.  But
>> you can hear both of these on line.
>> And yes this was a publicity stunt from beginning to end. Remember, this
>> is the jackass with the Paramount boxes.
>> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]